The numbers are staggering: Statistics from the Hudson Institute are alarming. Every month about 345 Christians are killed for “faith-based” reasons and 105 churches or Christian buildings are burned or attacked. Globally, one in nine Christians experiences persecution.
“Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom, had this to say: “We sell ourselves short, We don’t ever defend Christians, we always have higher priorities regarding terror. We don’t understand there’s a link between the two. The weakness of those Christians makes them a very soft target, and the governments don’t feel any pressure coming from us. They feel pressure coming from one side, and that’s the extremists.”
Why do we NOT see more Church leaders and Christians come out and talk about this? Why can Muslims openly preach politics and incite racial hate from mosque pulpits without ever getting into the slightest trouble with the IRS, when Churches can lose their tax free status if they discuss politics from the pulpit? Why are ONLY Christian businesses ostracized, boycotted or sued for adhering to their Christian principles or beliefs? Iben Thranholm is an expert on the crossroads of religion and politics. She is a theologian, journalist and columnist from Denmark, and the founder of her own Youtube-channel called Thranholm Talks – where she gives accounts of current affairs with a spiritual twist.